Not Just Monkeying About

Mark RathjenCommunity Action, Learning, Social issues

Fundraising for the Orangutans One quality, out of many, that I am very proud of our students at St Peters Lutheran School is their philanthropy and compassion for others and the environment. This falls under the IB Learner Profile attribute of Caring, where learners ‘show empathy, compassion and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make … Read More

Receptions Lead The Way!

Mark RathjenCommunity Action, Social issues

Can the youngest of students influence the practices of a whole school?  St Peters Receptions have recently done just that! Towards the end of last term, the Reception students at SPLS had been investigating their Sharing the Planet unit; “Practices can be established in order to sustain and maintain the Earth’s resources”.   They have been developing their reflective thinking … Read More

S.T.E.M. in action in our ELC

Mark RathjenEarly Learning Centre, Learning, Technology

WHAT DOES S.T.E.M. LOOK LIKE AT ST PETERS LUTHERAN EARLY LEARNING CENTRE?          S = SCIENCE  T = TECHNOLOGY  E = ENGINEERING  M = MATHEMATICS   STEM is a philosophy used by educators to help integrate knowledge across disciplines, encouraging children to think in a more connected and holistic way. Why STEM in Early Childhood? Because integration is … Read More

Celebrating Grandparents and Special Friends!

Bronwyn WilsonFaith in Action, Learning, Proof of the pudding, Special Events, Technology

  One of the highlights of the school year at St Peters Lutheran is Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day. And this year was no exception! A crowd of grandparents gathered on Friday 9th June to acknowledge the importance of relationships across generations. At St Peters we celebrate Grandparents as a vital part of our society. Their wisdom and encouragement has … Read More

Investigating light in Years Four and Five

Bronwyn WilsonLearning, Special Events

This term, we have been investigating what light is, how to make it and how to make it behave in different ways.  A highlight has been meeting a real scientist who set our minds buzzing with his workshop on ‘The Light Fantastic’.  It was a wonderful opportunity to use a primary resource to answer all our questions! We found out … Read More

The Truth About Dinosaurs!

Bronwyn WilsonCommunity Action, Learning, Proof of the pudding, Uncategorized

St Peters Lutheran School offers a wonderfully broad and diverse curriculum that allows students to use creativity, critical thinking and extend their areas of interest. In past Inside Stories w e have followed the journeys of various old scholars and in this week’s edition we focus on a past student that has excelled in one of  his areas of interest. We … Read More

Our Offering to God

Bronwyn WilsonFaith in Action, Social issues

Every week in Friday Chapel, we pray… Heavenly Father, thank you for all you have given us.  Accept these gifts and use them to help others.  Amen. When we gather to worship, Christians believe that God comes to us and serves us through his Word.  Wherever the Bible is heard, the Holy Spirit is calling, gathering and enlightening us.  We … Read More

Developing our Number Sense at St Peters!

Bronwyn WilsonLearning

Over the years at St Peters many of our teachers have received training in mathematics based on the work of Professor Doug Clarke from Australian Catholic University in his Early Numeracy Research Project.  This research included developing the Mathematics Assessment Interview (MAI). Last year at St Peters we assessed all our students using this assessment.  This is a proven and … Read More